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StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.



What's New?

2015 SWAAAC Summer Symposium

The annual SWAAAC Summer Symposium of 2015 will be held June 8-9 at the Auraria Higher Education Center in downtown Denver. We are actively seeking presenters! All chosen presenters fees will be waived! Find out more information and submit your presentation here.

2014 PARCC Accessibility and Features and Accommodations Manual

In late November, PARCC released the 2014 edition of the Accessibility and Features Accommodations Manual. This is a comprehensive document that helps guide decision making teams to ensure that the PARCC performance based and end-of-year assessments provide valid results for all students. Find out more information and read the manual here.

SWAAAC Fall Training with Dave Edyburn, PhD

On November 11, 2014 we will be holding two training sessions with Dave Edyburn, PhD. This training will be hosted at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and will also be available at select distance locations including Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, Lamar, and Steamboat Springs. Click here for more information. Register Today!

Meet UNI: The Interpreter Tablet

UNI is a new Windows Tablet that was designed to interpret ASL into written and spoken English. The UNI can also turn speech into text. The UNI is set to release in Fall 2015. Click here to learn more.


Important Dates to Remember

Monthly Web Conference
February 5, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
February 26, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

Monthly Web Conference
March 19, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

SWAAAC Advisory Committee Meeting
April 9, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Denver and select distance learning locations

Spring Team Coordinators Meeting
April 10, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Denver
Distance Locations: TBD

SWAAAC Spring Training-TBD
April 17, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Denver and select distance learning locations

Monthly Web Conference
April 23, 2015
Location: Internet-Statewide

SWAAAC Summer Symposium
June 8-9, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center and select distance learning locations

SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, Intro to SWAAAC Loanbank, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings